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Social Compliance Associate
Title:Social Compliance Associate
Department :Social Compliance




About the Fair Labor Association:

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) combines the efforts of industry, civil society organizations and colleges and universities to promote and protect workers’ rights and to improve working conditions globally through adherence to international standards. The FLA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has offices in Geneva, Switzerland and Cote d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast.

Position Summary:

The Social Compliance Associate is responsible for supporting the ongoing evaluations of business affiliates in the Accreditation Program.  The Social Compliance Associate also reviews and analyzes public reports related to the independent workplace assessments conducted by the FLA and contribute to the smooth operations of the Social Compliance department. 


Key Areas of Responsibility:

Reviews, analyzes, and responds to company compliance documentation, including self- assessment results, field observation reports, factory assessments, and others.

  • Conducts quality review of factory assessment reports.  Checks content accuracy and edits for language and grammar.
  • Tracks departmental workflow; assists with the administrative demands of the accreditation process; and helps manage logistics related to independent workplace assessments.  
  • Contributes to the FLA’s evaluation of affiliated companies’ labor compliance programs, consistent with the FLA Charter, Principles, Code of Conduct and Benchmarks and adopted policies and procedures.
  • Assists with headquarter-level assessments, field observations and desktop verification of affiliate efforts.
  • Contributes to comprehensive written reports to affiliates, senior staff and the FLA Board.
  • Contributes to the development of new tools, policies and procedures to enhance the work of the Social Compliance department.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field required with at least 1 year of professional experience preferably in corporate social responsibility, law, social research, human resource management, manufacturing, sourcing or industrial relations.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the labor compliance field, labor rights, human rights and/or corporate social responsibility as well as supply chain management, sourcing, production and design.
  • Strong computer literacy including MS Office Suite; experience with iOS preferred.
  • Strong writing skills, including authoring reports.
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information quickly and accurately.
  • Strong commitment to the mission of the FLA to protect workers’ rights and conduct due diligence on affiliated companies.
  • High-level communication skills, both oral and written; proven ability to deal with confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Strong organizational skills program management skills; time management skills; and keen attention to detail.


Work Conditions:

  • Travel up to 10% is required for this position.
  • Position based in the DC office.


The FLA is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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